Friday, November 5, 2010

. . . Featuring Norah Jones CD Review

I am already in holidays mode, and 'Casa de Butterfly' which doubles as my office literally looks like Santa's Workshop. And yes, I know that's a good thing. While my heart is certainly filled with gratitude, being in 'Super ON' mode all the time, has taken its toll.

I've been in 'go, go, go' mode, attending events, juggling consulting work and writing and trying to get some major repairs done at home and get things ready for the holidays. It's been a bit stressful say the least.

For me, one of my favorite ways to de-stress has always been a long hot bath, accompanied by some mellow tunes. (OK, and maybe a relaxing beverage of some sort and my favorite lavendar scented bath products and candles!)

Our Friends at One2OneNetwork must have sensed my stress levels were on high this week, because one of the packages I opened in the mail included Norah Jones ...Featuring, the album will be in stores Tuesday, November 16th, and it arrived at just the right time! One of the songs on my 'Mellow' Playlist that I like to play while de-stressing in the tub is 'Come Away with Me' by Norah Jones, so she is already on heavy rotation in my iPod!

This album was recorded from 2001 to 2010. It features Duets and Collaborations, spanning a musical spectrum that truly does contain a little something for everyone! And incredibly timely there is even a holiday themed track with Norah and Willie Nelson, their take on 'Baby It's Cold Outside'.

I'd heard most of them, but there were a few surprises on this CD for me including 'Soon the New Day' with Talib Kweli and her duet with Q-Tip called 'Life is Better'.  Definitely pleasant surprises! On the duet with Q-Tip I honestly wouldn't have known it was her if I were hearing it on the radio. It had a really strong Erykah Badu vibe to it, and I honestly wonder if it was written with Erykah originally in mind. This track really showed a great range in Norah's voice and her 'vibe'. I love it when artists step out of the box, and stretch a bit.

One of my favorite tracks on this album has to be the first one, 'Love Me' her collaboration with The Little Willies, while I'd heard it, hearing it again, reminded me just how much I like it, and I've been singing along to it all week! (Don't you just love the repeat button?)

I like the idea of having the duets all in one place!

Interesting fact: Norah is the daughter of Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and concert producer Sue Jones.


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 1. Love Me – The Little Willies
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 4. Baby It's Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 7. The Best Part – El Madmo
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 15. Creepin' In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward

I usually tend to purchase singles on iTunes instead of the whole album (insuring I get the exact tracks I like best), but I can honestly say that I would have purchased this album and not been disappointed!

Can't get enough Norah?

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My apologies butterflies, I wasn't able to nab a copy for giveaway this time. But I can assure you our upcoming holiday buying guide, will be chock full of prezzies for you!

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FTC Disclosure Info: This review is my personal opinion and I am entered to win a gift card through One2One Network for participating.

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